MLB Draft 2012: James Ramsey Has Improved Since Twins Selected Him

Jack Ramsey, the Minnesota Twins's 22nd-round draft pick last season, passed up the majors to return to Florida State for his senior season.

And according to an ESPN Insider article, Ramsey is reaping returns on returning to FSU:

Ramsey's carrying tool is his bat and he has a long history of hitting. In 239 plate appearances this spring he's hitting .380/.520/.674 and last summer in the wood bat Cape Cod League, he hit .313/.448/.571 in 140 plate appearances. There are some tools to back up that performance as Ramsey has a direct, line drive bat path with some strength and bat speed, but most importantly he has an innate ability to square up pitches.

The article hypothesizes that Ramsey could go straight to High-A and says that he is a "low-risk prospect." Age is one looming concern: He'll be 22 and six months when the draft happens in early June, and as has been shown, the older a player when drafted, the less likely he is to be successful.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

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